In their first visit to Madison Square Garden in four years, the Dallas Stars parlayed two power-play goals into a 3-2 victory over the New York Rangers today, the AP reports. The Rangers controlled the play throughout, outshooting Dallas 41-18, but backup goalie Mike Smith held the Blueshirts down. Brenden Morrow scored the winning goal early in the third period.
The Stars, unbeaten in regulation since a front-office shakeup, kicked off a road trip in which they play all five Atlantic Division teams. Brendan Shanahan and Jaromir Jagr, with his first point since Nov. 14, scored for the Rangers. Loui Eriksson and Jussi Jokinen had the other goals for the Stars, who were missing star forward Jere Lehtinen.